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Old 02-07-2011, 22:25   #31
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Re: Irwin 52' Video . . . You Gotta See this

Beautiful Boat mate, I take my hat of to you,

My only concern for you, Boats tend to get wet when underway in any decent conditions through deck fitting hatches you name it you cant stop it completely. I feel there could be a good insurance job in the future on replacing those TVs, other then that i would feel right at home sipping on a rum down below. Nice Work.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:45   #32
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Dear Guys and Girls, I seem to have a problem with a website called nasailor.com. The pinheads that own the site (a couple who took a sabatical for 6 months on a sailboat) have set us up as whipping boys. They linked to our video and now have a thread where they invite their subscribers to beat up on us because of the way the boat is decked out. They tend to make the arguement that if you aren't in 40 knots of wind and 15 foot seas you aren't a sailor. I think if you are out in what I just descibed you are an idiot first and a sailor second (storms on long passages excluded)If you happen to subscribe to them (I don't know why anyone would, bascially a site that posts mostly negative sailing articles about storms etc missing the pleasures of cruising), could you set them straight? I tried but can't find the "comment" button. Thanks again for your kind words.
I think you should have seen that one coming - it's one thing to create a personal floating utopia (and agree with your view that well-finished interior woodwork is within anyone's reach), yet question the motive behind inviting the world to a tour of it.

Since the outside of your boat belies it's palatial interior, I would suggest that your original intent of a private retreat was jeopardized by none other than yourself. The question of who can set who straight thus becomes rhetorical.

Personally, I would need to review the idea of using a female statue as a handhold if conditions require it, I'm not sure that, under such circumstances, I could maintain a socially acceptable level of decorum.

Nice woodwork, as for the rest to each his own.

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:52   #33
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To believe it.

The cabin is more like an art gallery then a functional yacht or sailboat.
Any guesses on how often they untie their dock lines?

amazing - reminded me of just how good shiny brightwork can look - i wonder if it is varnish, epoxy or pu?
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:32   #34
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waterworldly,

I've never used museum putty before - does it hold well when it gets rough? I've used double sided tape for things in the past and it holds almost too tenaciously - I've had to use fishing line to "saw" through the tape to remove things in the past. (and leaves a hard to remove residue as well).

I'm no fan of knicknacks at home or on the boat - my boat is too small to put something aboard that doesn't have some function anyway - but your brightwork is unbelievably beautiful. Nice work!
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...can just imagine orbiting glasses of Bordeau on that white fabric....
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What a f-in boat! I can't believe it. The interiors are rich and almost well executed.
did the owner manage to do it in a decent manageable budget or it ran in millions? I guess the latter.
I like the boat and must admit am a tad envious ;-)
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To each their own. If that's your cup of tea, who am I to discourage you. There are all kinds of hobby's that allow exotic work...aircraft, cars and of course, boats. I was a finish carpenter on Mike Dells house in Hawaii which had 150 million into it. It was his 5th house and not his main one. If ya got the bucks and that's what you're into...go for it.
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now thats a "Taj ma Yacht"
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now thats a "Taj ma Yacht"
Haha, almost TAJ! Need to orientalise a bit more. Should I drop in couple of pages of ideas to the owner?
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Haha, almost TAJ! Need to orientalise a bit more. Should I drop in couple of pages of ideas to the owner?
Ok how about Taj Ma-chuán ??
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Ok how about Taj Ma-chuán ??
That's perfectly oriental but am not too sure if the owner is amused with our "orientalisation" project for his boat.

It's a stunning looking boat. Maybe he should allow me to come with my panavision 35mm film camera gear and shoot something.
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Re: Irwin 52' Video . . . You Gotta See this

If you have any free time your welcome to fix my boat up like that..:-)
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Hey Waterwordly!

It's good to see you guys out there on s/v Oceanaire. The last time was a couple of years back at the dock in Coinjock -- you were making your way to NYC and were gracious enough to offer me & my crew a tour. Before that it was when the boat was s/v Miracles down at Dinner Key. My father had an Irwin 52 in the early '80's so always had an interest. I'd have to say it looks more like a "miracle" now than it did back then!

Do you still call NY your home, or have you moved along? Any big passages planned or accomplished? I also liked the other uTube video of 15" of snow on the decks . . . from "Bimini" no less. That was you, wasn't it?

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The finish is fantastic, the IRWINs are great boats (I don't know why people think different) and good sailors. A finish like that as the owners said does not take much to keep it nice.
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A friend once asked me to look at a 35 foot sailboat that an acquaintance was selling. It had no boom, was in a slip next to ~23 ft long Boston Whalers, and was aground except during the highest tides. It was probably like this for years. The cabin smelled vaguely of vomit and the engine would not start. The seller wanted 40k.

The mystery was solved when I spoke to my friend, who realized at once that this boat was used for "trysts" with prostitutes. This guy would get them drunk and take them to his boat. No wonder the cabin smelled of puke.

Some sailboats are not used for sailing at all.
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